The Kiwanis Club of Redding presents Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers on February 25, 2012 in a very special concert for their first visit to Redding. Over 50 years ago, Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin started singing in their little hometown of Abilene, Texas, and from there went on to make music history. Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken the Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element, music. There’s no harmony quite as pure as family harmony.
Larry, Steve, and Rudy love to sing together. Raised on Gospel music, the brothers first began entertaining audiences in churches and then with guest appearances on the Slim Willet radio and TV shows in Abilene, Texas when they were 2, 4, and 6 years old. Larry says that their history as “gospel music junkies” came from those early roots. “My folks took us to those old fashioned Southern style quartet concerts, and it was love at first sound! My first hero was James Blackwood of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet-I just knew somehow from that moment that I wanted to be a singer for the rest of my life.”
“Gatlin harmonies spin with high and light precision and their music bleeds and screams of love and a lot of living.” -Country Capsule
For additional information about the Gatlin Brothers go to: www.gatlinbrothers.com
Tickets are $45 to $55 and are available at the Cascade Theatre Box Office; open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and weekends from 12:00 pm until 7:30 pm if there is a performance. Tickets are also available online at the Cascade Theatre Website: www.cascadetheatre.org
Funds from this concert support Kiwanis Club of Redding scholarships for graduating seniors at Shasta, Foothill, and Enterprise High Schools as well as a scholarship for a continuing Shasta College Student. Funds also support young reader programs at Juniper Academy and Cypress Elementary School. Many of the students have never owned a book and are thrilled to be able to pick out something of their very own. Last year one little boy was so excited to have a book – his very own book – that he asked if he could spend less on his so that he could take one home for his little brother too. The Kiwanis motto is “Serving the children of the world.” Sometimes making a difference in the life of just one child can change their world forever.
When: Feb 2, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cascade Theatre
Cost: $45 to $55
-from press release